* Posts by Erewhon

81 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Jul 2015


Marketing: Wow, that LD8 data centre outage was crazy bad. Still, can't get worse, can it? Finance: HOLD MY BEER


Re: Yes but is no-one going to comment on the PRICE!!??

If you outsource your IT, then they have you bent over a barrel taking it up the backdoor.

Why the surprised look on your face?


Re: The Cloud

Yes, I'm aware if the difference between Cloud (aka other peoples computers) and co-lo (your computers in other peoples buildings).

The point I was making was

1. to deliberatley overlap the 2 for comedic effect

2. point out that in both scenarios you are shit out of luck when trusting other people to run your hardware and software for you when they fuck it up

You only have control if you host your own DCs, run your own power backups, host your own servers storage and network, and employ people who 1. Give a fuck and 2. Know what they are doing.

In todays IT industry, management clowns are getting sucked off to believe other people running kit for them is better. They are wrong.

Report: CIA runs secret cyberwar with little oversight after Trump gave the OK, say US government officials


Re: Trump is a paranoid powermonger

"The next US President is going to have a lot of work returning the USA to a functional democracy."

I don't think Kanye West has the skill set.

'Azure appears to be full': UK punters complain of capacity issues on Microsoft's cloud


The Cloud...

Other peoples computers you have no control over.

Pint of Cloudy Bollocks please

After blowing $100m to snoop on Americans' phone call logs for four years, what did the NSA get? Just one lead


The military industrial complex works just fine

Channeling millions of your tax dollars into the hands if the rich few

Bloke forks out £12m, hands over keys to tropical island to shoo away claims that his web marketing biz was a scam


Get rich quick scheme:

1. You get lots of money for no effort

2. Join now for not much money

3. Why have I just spent lots of money but got nothing to show for it, except shame and embarrasment


Re: One born every minute


1. Believe in this dude, live forever in paradise

2. The place you have to visit to show you believe is free to enter

3. Why am I being guilted to give so much money now and even more in my will....


Re: One born every minute


1. We have a cloud, its better than your computers

2. Its cheap to get started

3. Fuck this shit is unreliable and much more expensive and I've got no computers of my own any more

Not a Genius move after all: Apple must cough up $$$ in back pay for store staff forced to wait for bag searches


Re: It took seven fucking years?

"I hadn't heard of this"

Where do you think billionaire cunts spend their money - PR for spin and damage control, advertising to sell their bullshit, lawyers to bend the truth in their favour, and lobbyists to change the laws entirely

What if tech moguls brewed real ale?


"Cloudy Bollocks"

Other peoples ale, made from piss and wind, and you don't buy a pint you rent it.

A sensible Internet of Things investment house? Breed Reply looks like it


IoT only makes sense for data gathering and processing

One great idea would be multiple sensors to be used on farms monitoring temperature, rainfall, humidity, soil moisture, & soil acidity/alkalinity.

Couple this with the use of an automated drone using GPS to navigate over each of these sensors to act as the 'remote WiFi' to collect this locally stored data, which would overcome the issue of the lack of WiFi/4G signal over large rural areas.

Or just add WiFi repeaters across the estate too, to create a local hive network.

Call it PHARM - Portable Harvest Agricultural Realtime Management.

That'll be $5 million start up capital to get me up and running please.


NASA's Cassini snaps pic inside Saturn's ring – peace among the stars


Re: Murrica

"I imagined it as a William Shatner voiceover."

I imagined Carl Sagan...

Just how screwed is IT at the Home Office?


"She doesn't seem to have stuck around very long at any of the myriad of jobs she's had since 2010"

Typical Pigeon Manager - moves in, squawks a lot, ruffles feathers, shits everywhere, then flies off...

Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs


Re: And here is why windows is trash

"So much for code signing."



SFC scan errors will most likely occur as it will believe the integrity of the system has been compromised

Good news, everyone! Two pints a day keep heart problems at bay


Re: Joyous news!

"Vegetables are for fermenting"


"Vegetables are for feeding animals to make Meat!"


Re: Cider!

"What does Buckfast count as?"

One of your five fights a day

Former car rental biz staff gave customers' details to phone pests


Re: Buying stolen details

"Shouldn't it also be illegal to buy or obtain "stolen" information"

You mean like the UK and US government spooks, who simply steal it rather than profit financially from it.

Or Google/Facebook etc, who take your usage of their systems as implied consent in order to profit from Advertising revenues

These diabetes pumps obey unencrypted radio commands – which is, frankly, f*%king stupid



Onetouch Ping of Death

Victoria Police warn of malware-laden USB sticks in letterboxes


Re: Why the fuck...

"... is Autoplay on USB even a thing?"

because users are idiots and expect 'things to work' without any understanding or effort on their part. Put a CD in a CD player - user sees it plays music. Put a thing in a slot, expect it to 'do something'.

The alternate is for them to, open file explorer or My Computer, navigate to the newly created drive letter and click it, then review the contents, whilst understanding the nature of file type extensions & not just look at the icons and assume the picture of a document is actually a document and not an executable, and then not ignore any warnings about the file being potentially dangerous.

So they chose the 'make it do something and hope for the best' as the default auto-play setting.

Lethal 4-hour-erection-causing spiders spill out of bunch of ASDA bananas


"So how long will those spiders be able to live outside their natural habitat?"

You mean like a nice warm house with bananas in it.....

Elon Musk says SpaceX Falcon 9 fireball investigation is 'biggest challenge yet'


Re: Really?

He meant - a probe made of ireballs!

Windows Update borks PowerShell – Microsoft won't fix it for a week


"I propose that we rename Windows 10 to Windows Schrodinger edition"

It's both working and not-working at the same time, but you only find out which one it is by clicking on the box....

Wearable fart generator


And yet...

It still makes more sense than Internet of Things

Jacob Appelbaum is a bullying sex pest, says ex-employer Tor Project


Re: Takeover of TOR

Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you....

Google snubs 'dark money' questions at AGM. Shareholder power? Yeah, right


Re: Eh?

"Look at the world of flyover America? The mom and pop stores have been crushed by the tax dodgers of Amazon. The blue collar manufacturing jobs have been outsourced to China by misguided "free trade" agreements, and the professional and white collar jobs have been outsourced to India"


HR botches redundancy so chap scores year-long paid holiday


Re: The Real Ale Defence

That is depressing on so many levels.

Facebook image-tagging to be tested in Californian court


Re: How does this work?

Leibnitz invented Calculus not Newton.

Let's argue about something that matters....

Man pleads guilty for serving white hat with DoS, swearbot, sex toys


Re: The guy is a fuckwit and...

That's because the US is a police state with prisons run for profit.

Screw the economy and steal millions, then you are a hero of a business man.

Piss about with some low level website nonsense and get 10 years in jail.

Ooooohhhh say can you seeeee. ...

Plane food sees pilot grounded by explosive undercarriage


Re: "aircraft fumes"

"If seals aren't quite as tight as they should be"

There's your problem. Bringing seals onboard. Seals belong in the water. Eating fish. FFS!

Helpdesk? I have a software problem. And a GRIZZLY BEAR problem


When asked 'What's a .CNT file?' there's a polite way to answer


Re: Christ

However if they have no Internet Explorer they have no need for you as an ISP. So unless the missing E issue is solved the customer will cancel which is bad for business.

Server retired after 18 years and ten months – beat that, readers!


Re: FreeBSD

"3 legged would be better"

It depends how we define 'stable' - if this is meant in terms of 'resilience against failure', a 4 legged table could afford to lose 1 leg and would still remain more stable than a 3 legged table that lost 1 leg.

Same goes for those horses in the stable. However they are more likely to end up in a Findus Crispy pancake should such a failure occur.


Re: Power Supply Work

" As for prolonged power supply work, never heard of a generator?"

Eh?! How does having a generator help if you have to swap a power supply inside a server?

Many servers (e.g. HP) have bays for redundant PSUs and redundant CPU/internal cooling fans - so this would have been a way to keep a server running whilst swapping out a failed PSU or fan - but a generator is of no help at all.

Who's laughing now, doubters? Cloud makers rake in £75bn in sales


Re: So....

Resellers no longer offer any added value when you can buy direct from source. One less middle man taking a cut.